Rags to Riches: Homeless Man To Inherit Fortune

It seems like every time you turn on the news, read the newspaper, or read the news online that there is some type of tragedy or horrific event as the top news story. Very seldom do you find a story that warms your heart and makes you feel like there is some good in the world after all. Here is the story that will do just that.

Max Melitzer, a man who has been homeless for several years and roams between Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah found out Saturday that he is the beneficiary of his brother’s will.   His brother died last year of cancer, which is a sad thing to read about but what happened after his brother’s death is the “feel good”  part of this story.
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This homeless man last had contact with his family in September 2010 and was given a phone number to call but he never did.   After hiring a private investigator, this man was finally found after a two month search and over sixty tips.

This homeless man is in his sixties, has lived in the mission in Salt Lake City when it was too bad to sleep outside and has even been found to be sleeping in a car in an Ogden salvage yard. He goes around pushing a shopping cart with all his personal possessions. As to why he is homeless, it is unknown.

How much he is to inherit has not been disclosed and at this time, Max Melitzer, the homeless man has been taken to an undisclosed location. The family may hold a press conference next week to give more details of this rags to riches story.

More News On Max Melitzer’s Inheritance:

Homeless Man Becomes Rich: Max Melitzer Inherits Brother’s Fortune
Post Chronicle, on Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:25:22 -0700

by Jack Ryan A homeless man in Utah has just discovered that he is now rich. Max Melitzer’s brother died of cancer last year but in his will he left his poor brother a “significant” portion of his wealth. Max Melitzer was pushing a shopping cart filled 

 

Homeless man gets massive inheritance
KASA, on Mon, 20 Jun 2011 09:25:36 -0700

While Lundberg said he didn’t tell Melitzer how much money he was inheriting, the man was excited. “He’s still in shock. This came out of nowhere,” Lundberg said. “He’s a really mellow guy in his 60s, very sweet and more articulate than I thought for a 

 

Homeless man gets massive inheritance
KPHO Phoenix, on Mon, 20 Jun 2011 08:35:12 -0700

While Lundberg said he didn’t tell Melitzer how much money he was inheriting, the man was excited. “He’s still in shock. This came out of nowhere,” Lundberg said. “He’s a really mellow guy in his 60s, very sweet and more articulate than I thought for a 

 

‘He ate his first seafood in 25 years’: Homeless man off the streets after …
Daily Mail, on Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:32:34 -0700

Mr Hill said he has known the homeless man for four years. ‘During the summer, I’d imagine, once in a while he’ll stay out nights — outside,’ Mr Hill told the Deseret News. ‘He’s always talking about staying at Ogden.’ Earlier this month, a police 

 

Homeless Man’s Surprise Inheritance Won’t Keep Him Off the Streets
The Stir, on Mon, 20 Jun 2011 08:09:22 -0700

The other day, Max Melitzer was a homeless man living on the streets in Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, he’s heir to a huge inheritance, left to Melitzer by a brother who died just recently of cancer. Sounds like a rags to riches fairy tale to me.